The Antico Sipario is a new Boutique Hotel that has resulted from the restoration of an old medieval palazzo in the centre of the historic village of Paciano, just a few kilometres from Lake Trasimeno, on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.
The building, which was a cultural centre and small theatre throughout the last century, had fallen into disrepair. However, it has now been given a new lease on life under a new guise after years of abandonment.
The Antico Sipario is above all, a venue in which art, and the theatre, in particular, play the role of a protagonist:
The eight rooms and the communal areas are actually dedicated to the concept of “Theatre” as defined in all its different expressions. We wanted to facilitate access to all the communal areas such as the garden, the internal cloister that is lit up by sunlight and which looks out over the walkways of the two floors, the conference room which has been created out of the former theatre and most of all, the hall which has been turned into a reception room. There is a place for everyone here: children can play on the multi-coloured carpet in the area that is designated for their use, guests can browse through the books, (some of which are in languages other than Italian) in the well-stocked library or exchange views about places, events or experiences whilst sitting in the red armchairs or perched at “the round table.”
The building is the perfect setting in which to organise a conference, a meeting, celebrations or a wedding thanks to the choice of both indoor and outdoor spaces which make it possible to use this venue all year round.